30+ Helpful Doodle Vocabulary Terms

September 26, 2022
Doodle Vocabulary

Dog breeders use a variety of specialized terminology related to their puppies. We’ve gathered here the definitions of many of the words we use at Crockett Doodles to better equip you as embark on your puppy adoption journey. Enjoy this introduction to the fascinating world of Doodle vocabulary.

Doodle Vocabulary A – F

Blenheim
A term describing the red/chestnut and white/cream colors most common to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a popular color combination for Cavapoos

Coat Type
This refers to the look of a puppy’s coat. Doodles can be born with straight, wavy, or curly coats. Some breeds have coats with a wiry texture (like Aussiedoodles). We most often have puppies with wavy or curly coats. Read more about our Doodle Coat Types.

Crate Training
The process of incorporating a puppy’s natural tendencies as a den animal to use their own personal crate in the home to establish boundaries for safety, help with house-training, and for secure transportation. To learn more about how to crate train your puppy, check out our article How to Crate Train Your Puppy.

Crockett Doodles This is our company’s name, and not a specific breed of dog. Our founder, Nathan Crockett, named this company after his family name, Crockett. Since we have a variety of breeds of Doodles available from our family network across the nation, Crockett Doodles became the name of our company.

Doodle
A Doodle is a mixed breed dog and can be described generally as the offspring of any full breed dog bred to a Poodle. It can also refer to the following generations of Doodles such as F1b, F2, Multigen, etc.

Double Doodles
This describes the offspring of two different breeds of Doodles such as a Goldendoodle and a Labradoodle, or the offspring of a Goldendoodle and a Sheepadoodle.

Family Network
We use this term to describe the collective group of our Crockett Doodles’ families spread across the U.S. who have met and who faithfully maintain the stringent requirements to become a part of our Partner Home system through regular accountability.

F1
Refers to the first generation of Doodle and is a full breed non-Poodle bred to a full breed Poodle (example: Bernese Mountain Dog + Poodle = F1 Bernedoodle or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Poodle = F1 Cavapoo)

F1b
Refers to an F1 Doodle bred back to a non-related Poodle (example: F1 Goldendoodle + Poodle = F1b Goldendoodle). Check out our article for more information about the benefits of an F1b puppy.

Furnished
Furnishings on a Doodle refer to the longer hair on a their face that gives them the teddy bear or scruffy look and include eyebrows, mustaches, and beards caused by a dominant gene named RSPO2. This article has more information about Doodle furnishings.

Doodle Vocabulary G – P

Guardian Home
One of three types of homes in our family network of Partner Homes that are family or friends for whom Nathan has purchased a high-quality dog. They keep that dog in their home as their beloved pet and have occasional litters for the Crockett Doodles’ program. Their puppies are born, raised and socialized with their family at their private home.

Health Guarantee
A written guarantee from the breeder to the adoptive family that the puppy is free from any known genetic health conditions as well as a delineation of the financial remuneration if health issues arise that are found to be genetic. Every good breeder should have a Health Guarantee. Please take the time to read over our Crockett Doodle’s Health Guarantee

Hypoallergenic
As it refers to Doodles, this term simply means that a dog is “less” (hypo) likely to cause allergies when compared to other breeds.

Medium
Our puppies fall in the medium size range when they are estimated to become 41-55 pounds when full-grown. Many of our breeds are available in this size range: Compare Breeds

Microchip
A tiny transponder about the size of a grain of rice inserted underneath your puppy’s skin that has a unique identification number activated only when a scanner is passed over the microchip. After being inserted into your puppy, each microchip number must be registered with your personal information to link your pet with your family’s contact information.

Moyen
Simply means medium; Breeders often use this term to refer to the size of Poodle used in breeding.

Multigen
Refers to the offspring of two of the same breeds of Doodles such as a Goldendoodle + Goldendoodle = Multigen Goldendoodle. Also referred to as multigenerational. Check out our article about Multigenerational Doodles

Neuter
The surgical procedure performed on a male dog where both testicles are removed making him unable to reproduce. We recommend this procedure takes place when a pup is fully grown.

Parti
A term to describe the colors of a pup’s coat that has defined color patterns on a white-base coat. Popular Doodle Colors

Partner Homes
An umbrella term we use to refer to all three types of our homes in our family network: Guardian Homes, Surrogate Homes, and Transition Homes. Click here for more information about these: Frequently Asked Questions

Petite Mini
Our puppies fall in the petite mini size range when they are estimated to become 5-24 pounds when full-grown. Many of our breeds are available in this size range: Compare Breeds

Potty Training
The process of training your puppy to relieve himself outside or in a designated area, rather than randomly. Check out our article on Potty Training Your Puppy

Puppy Announcement
Our Matching Team sends our puppy announcements via email to families waiting on our regular deposit waitlist. The puppies in these announcements are typically 5-6 weeks of age. Our announcements include parent pictures and size information, pictures of the entire litter and estimated growth ranges based on the parents, personality descriptions, pricing, location, and any information unique to that litter.

Puppy Mill
A breeder establishment that raises a high volume of puppies for sale in filthy inhumane conditions, typically keeping their parent dogs in cages with no socialization and disregarding the basic needs of their animals for affection and health care

Doodle Vocabulary Q – Z

Reserved
A term marked on our puppies’ pictures in a puppy announcement when that puppy has already been reserved by a family and is no longer available for adoption

Socialization
The process of safely and intentionally introducing your puppy to new sights, sounds, people, animals and experiences so that they develop into a happy, well-adjusted dog that will be comfortable and safe in any situation. For tips on socializing your puppy, click here: Socializing Your Puppy

Spay
The surgical procedure performed on a female dog to remove her ovaries making her unable to reproduce. We recommend this procedure is done when a pup is full grown.

Standard
Our puppies fall in the standard size range when they are estimated to become more than 55 pounds when full-grown. Many of our breeds are available in this size range: Compare Breeds

Surrogate Home
One of three types of homes in our family network of Partner Homes that are family or friends who love raising puppies occasionally. These puppies are raised under strict supervision from Crockett Doodles, and in close harmony with the veterinary team. After raising a litter of pups and caring for mama at their home for 8 weeks, we help the Surrogate Home wean the puppies. The mama dog returns to her Guardian Home where she continues to be a beloved pet, and we take the 8-week-old pups to a Crockett Doodles Transition Home to transition into their new life as they meet their Forever Family. Click here for more information about these homes: Frequently Asked Questions

Traditional Mini
Our puppies fall in the traditional mini size range when they are estimated to become 25-40 pounds when full-grown. Many of our breeds are available in this size range: Compare Breeds

Transition Home
One of three types of homes in our family network of Partner Homes that are family or friends who specifically care for puppies in the days immediately before Adoption Day and introduce our puppies to their Forever Homes. Transition Homes help their pups transition into better crate training, begin actively house-training, and help the pups become accustomed to being away from their mom (if the pups have transitioned from a Guardian or Surrogate Home) Click here for more information about these homes: Frequently Asked Questions

Unfurnished
Refers to a dog that does not have facial furnishings such as eyebrows, mustache or beard and is sometimes referred to as a “flat coat” because their coat tends to be straight. Unfurnished dogs are more likely to shed. Most Doodles are furnished, but it is possible to have an unfurnished puppy in a litter that takes more after its non-Poodle parent. This article has more information about furnishings: Furnishings

Have more Questions? You can also check out our FAQ videos on YouTube or learn more about Our Adoption Process.

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